T20 Blast 2022 Semi-finals 2: HAM vs SOM Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between Hampshire and Somerset?

Both teams won their previous encounter.

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The 2022 T20 Blast has come to its business end with four remaining teams to make a place in the semi-finals. The second semi-final will be played between Hampshire and Somerset at Edgbaston, Birmingham on July 16 (Saturday). Both teams have played excellent cricket throughout the tournament and will look to continue their momentum in the all-important match.

While Somerset absolutely demolished their opponents Derbyshire by 191 runs during their quarter-final clash, Hampshire also won handsomely by 104 runs against Warwickshire. Both teams have an excellent batting line-up and they will be looking to entertain the fans in the upcoming match.

Match details

Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham

Date and Time: July 16, 2022, 7:00 PM IST

Live Streaming: FanCode

Pitch Report

The wicket at Edgbaston, Birmingham has been decent for batting and another high-scoring encounter is on the cards during the second semi-final match. Skipper winning the toss will want to bowl first and chase the total later on. Dew is unlikely to play a part in the match.

Probable playing XI

Hampshire

Ben McDermott (wk), James Vince (c), Tom Prest, Joe Weatherley, Ross Whiteley, James Fuller, Liam Dawson, Nathan Ellis, Chris Wood, Mason Crane, Brad Wheal

Somerset

Will Smeed, Tom Banton (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Tom Abell (c), Tom Lammonby, Lewis Gregory, Ben Green, Roelof van der Merwe, Craig Overton, Josh Davey, Peter Siddle

Probable Top Performers

Probable best batter of the match

Ben McDermott

Australia batter Ben McDermott has been in excellent touch in the tournament. The right-handed batter has played some powerful knocks throughout the edition. He also played a crucial knock of 61 runs during the quarter-final match and led his side towards victory.

Probable best bowler of the match

Nathan Ellis 

Australia pacer Nathan Ellis was simply outstanding during his last outing against Warwickshire. The right-arm pacer bowled 1.3 overs and scalped three wickets, giving away just four runs. Ellis will be looking to emulate this performance in the next match as well.

Today’s Match Prediction: Hampshire to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.